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Must Parking Garages Be So Ugly?

Must Parking Garages Be So Ugly?
Must Parking Garages Be So Ugly?, 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami by Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Nelson Garrido/1111Lincoln Road Shot Reprinted with permission from MBeach1, LLLP
1111 Lincoln Road in Miami by Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Nelson Garrido/1111Lincoln Road Shot Reprinted with permission from MBeach1, LLLP

In his column in Providence JournalDavid Brussat questions why parking garages can't be designed to better compliment their surroundings. He believes that these utilitarian spaces should look like they "belong in a city," rather than resembling "a giant set of concrete shelves." He also examines cities which achieve this aim - incorporating styles from Art Deco to Neo-classical - and comes to the interesting conclusion that Richmond, Virginia is the "mecca of parking decks." You can read the full article here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Must Parking Garages Be So Ugly?" 23 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/430095/must-parking-garages-be-so-ugly/>